Protoform: GASU.1 [CE] Bite

Description: Bite
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *gau "chew in order to extract juice, as sugar-cane; bite".
*7 ?PWMP *ma9-asu “hunt with dogs”(Blust 2002)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Nahu Bite, have a tendency to bite; sting, pain (Pki)
Mangareva Ga/gaʔu Pince (n); mordre; serrer les dents par colère; mâcher les paroles; ressentir souvent des douleurs (Rch)
Mangareva Gaʔu Ronger, mordre. (Rch)
Mangareva ŋaʔu/ŋaʔu Mâcher, masticate. (Chf)
Marquesas Nennahhu To bite (Crk)
Marquesas Kahu (MQN), nahu (MQS) Mordre, déchirer avec les dents; combattre, engager le combat, faire la guerre (Lch)
Marquesas Ka/kahu (MQN), na/nahu (MQS). Ke/kahu (MQN), ne/nahu (MQS) (Dln). Couper avec les dents, mordre; picoter. Cut with teeth (Atl). (Lch)
Marquesas Nahu/nahu pu (MQS) Grignoter, nibble (Chf)
Marquesas Kahu/kahu (Ua Pou) Mâcher, masticate (Chf)
Marquesas Ka(hu)kahu (MQN), nahunahu (MQS) Croquer, crunch (Chf)
Marquesas Kahu/kahu te niho (MQN), nahu/nahu te niho (MQS) Grincer les dents en dormant, gnash teeth in one's sleep (Chf)
Moriori Ngahu Bite (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Whakanga/ngahu/ To hunt with dogs (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kakahu Bite [Southern Maori Dialect] (Wms)
Rapa Ngaʔu To bite (Sks)
Tahitian A/ahu To bite or nip, a bite; to bite or gnash with the teeth as a signal for some violence, mischief or murder (Dvs)
Toqabaqita Ngatu/fia (Of dog etc.) snap at, as if to bite Problematic (Ltk)
Tuamotu ŋahu Bark in rage (Stn)
Tuamotu ŋa/ŋahu/ Fight, as dogs (Stn)

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